Lancashire TelegraphReview: Costa Coffee, Blackburn (From Lancashire Telegraph)

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Review: Costa Coffee, Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Review: Costa Coffee, Blackburn Review: Costa Coffee, Blackburn

JUDGING by the queues most lunchtimes, the addition of Costa Coffee to the expanded Mall 18 months ago was a good call.

At peak time, there was still a good selection of sandwiches, wraps and paninis and we chose the chicken and bacon club and a goat’s cheese and onion chutney panini.

The club’s wrapper had disguised the three slices of bread, so it was a hearty eat.

But the chicken and bacon were lacking in flavour, with only real taste coming from the melted cheese.

Goat’s cheese and chutney are a real favourite for me, so my choice was an easy one, and I wasn’t disappointed.

The sharp, sweet chutney balanced the creamy cheese and the ciabatta was crisp and fresh.

By the time we were settled at our table, the toasted sandwiches were brought to us ready to eat.

We also treated ourselves to a Belgian chocolate brownie and a granola bar.

The chocolate was crisp and gooey at the same time, although the white chocolate pieces were a little lost.

The granola bar was packed with chunks of nuts and large, juicy dried fruits.

We also had a skinny latte and a skinny mocha.

‘Medio’ proved a good choice for the drinks.

The mocha was pretty big and I could never have finished a large. They were both hot and strong enough to help keep us awake for the afternoon.

It’s hard to define the atmosphere of Costa but there’s certainly a vibrant, bright feel to the atrium area.

At £16.60 — working out at £8.30 per person — it’s certainly not a cheap butty and drink.

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5:05pm Tue 17 Jan 12

samspence says...

I recommend Roys Rolls on corrie. It,s that good most the people in the street live there.
I recommend Roys Rolls on corrie. It,s that good most the people in the street live there. samspence
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6:21pm Tue 17 Jan 12

Aslam Hussain says...

I think the articles last comment says it all which then leads Me to question the Ques.
Ordinary workers certainly cant afford those prices .
I think the articles last comment says it all which then leads Me to question the Ques. Ordinary workers certainly cant afford those prices . Aslam Hussain
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8:09pm Tue 17 Jan 12

sean_brfc says...

Exchange Coffee on Fleming Square is the best. Or you can't beat a sandwich from Oddies; there's a good atmosphere in the new market, the sandwiches are better and they're a lot cheaper.
Exchange Coffee on Fleming Square is the best. Or you can't beat a sandwich from Oddies; there's a good atmosphere in the new market, the sandwiches are better and they're a lot cheaper. sean_brfc
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10:25pm Tue 17 Jan 12

Vauxhall Claret says...

Looking forward to next week's review of McDonalds. The restaurant scene in Blackburn is booming.
Looking forward to next week's review of McDonalds. The restaurant scene in Blackburn is booming. Vauxhall Claret
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10:40pm Tue 17 Jan 12

Mill62 says...

I'll have two!
I'll have two! Mill62
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5:03pm Wed 18 Jan 12

burner says...

This is DREADFUL writing. A ten year-old seems to have written it.
This is DREADFUL writing. A ten year-old seems to have written it. burner
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5:06pm Wed 18 Jan 12

burner says...

Why was my comment deleted ? - it's simply DREADFUL writing which would not gain a Level 3 in a Primary SATs test.
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for example, Anna, who is "we" ?
Why was my comment deleted ? - it's simply DREADFUL writing which would not gain a Level 3 in a Primary SATs test. . for example, Anna, who is "we" ? burner
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8:26pm Sat 25 Aug 12

coffeeman76 says...

Check out Caffe Latte that has just opened on King William Street!
Check out Caffe Latte that has just opened on King William Street! coffeeman76
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